Missing teeth can be a tremendous blow to anyone’s confidence. It’s certainly no fun feeling the need to hide your smile in front of others, but did you know that missing teeth can also harm your oral health, putting other teeth at risk? You see, missing teeth alter the shape of your jaw, causing your mouth to shift, which makes your teeth more challenging to clean properly. It also introduces more stress to your remaining teeth whenever you chew, leading to cracks and chips. Dr. Hema Nair and her friendly staff at Star Care Dental can help residents in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, explore options like dental bridges to help restore their smiles to their full glory.
A dental bridge is an oral prosthetic device designed to replace missing teeth. These devices are typically attached to crowns mounted on adjacent teeth, or the crowns can be anchored by dental implants. A permanent dental bridge can replace one missing tooth or a row of teeth. With proper care, they can last 15 years or more.
Generally, you would need to visit the office two or three times to have your bridge set in place. Should you require a tooth extraction, you would have to wait a while for the site to heal before getting your bridge.
With traditional crowns that use the support of neighboring teeth, Dr. Nair will prep the surrounding teeth by gentling, removing the outer enamel layer, and reshaping them.
The next step involves taking impressions of your mouth so she can send them off to our dental lab. After that, she will craft a temporary bridge to protect your gums and teeth while we wait for your permanent restoration. After a few weeks, you’ll return to the office where Dr. Nair will set and bond your permanent bridge into place.
Dental Bridges represent one of many options available to replace missing teeth. Dr. Nair offers the benefit of her years of experience and will take the time to discuss your options and the advantages and disadvantages of certain treatments. If she finds that you risk losing even more teeth, the doctor might recommend partial dentures since they can be altered to replace other teeth you may lose down the line.
Don’t let missing teeth ruin your smile a moment longer. Call Star Care Dental to schedule your appointment with Dr. Nair, and together we can make your smile whole again. If cost is a concern, we’ll work with you via patient financing to help cover your dental bridge cost. Our phone number is (610) 569-0509, located at 1102 Baltimore Pike Ste 203, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania 19342.
Dr. Nair is dedicated to providing her patients with the finest possible care. She earned her dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry and her general practice residency at St. Joseph Hospital.
She continues to take over 200 hours of continuing education courses annually to offer the best treatment to her patients. According to Mainline magazine, Dr. Nair has continuously been selected as a Top Dentist in her region by her colleagues.
Dr. Nair ensures that her patients' trust is always in the best of hands, regardless of their concerns.